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The FORT teen space at Homewood library has reopened

At its July 21 meeting, the Homewood Public Library board agreed to reopen the FORT, a special spot in the library for teens. The space has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic.

The FORT (Friends of Remarkable Teens) is an area on the second floor designated for 7th-12th graders. It has a wide variety of graphic novels, manga and other books, areas where teens can read, relax, study and hang out, and a gaming area where teens can play Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

“I’ve made a lot of friends just standing . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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